The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Dadaab Camp Growth

East Africa
The map will display how the extent of the Dadaab Camps have grown over time based on information extracted from satellite images using remote sensing. Some statistics will also be indicated such as the demographics of the displaced persons, the humanitarian/relief organizations operating within the camps, and comparisons with other internationally known refugee camps. It relies on data from UNHCR, imagery from LANDSAT and ASTER, and ENVI and ArcGIS software.

This map aims to recognize the efforts that the Kenyan Government and humanitarian organizations have made for over 2 decades in providing relief services to refugees from Somalia. It will give the audience an understanding of how humanitarian organizations have come together to respond to the conflict that has been taking place in Somalia since 1992. The audience will see how the Dadaab camps have grown over time, which humanitarian organizations have come in to provide assistance over the years in supporting the refugees and compare the camps (size and humanitarian organizations) to other refugee camps in the world. This map visualizes how the effects of conflict in Somalia have led to displacement of men, women and children and how responsive efforts have led to the development of refugee camps where the displaced persons reside.

This map is aimed at influencing humanitarian organizations to take advantage of GIS and remote sensing and freely accessible and authoritative spatial data in communicating their efforts in different regions of the world.

My Mappers Sessions

Monday, May 16

10:15 EAT

Tuesday, May 17

07:00 EAT

Wednesday, May 18

07:00 EAT

Thursday, May 19

07:00 EAT